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MallonMary Sun 29-Dec-19 22:07:17

Help!!! Belly so swollen I look 6 months pregnant (and definitely not!) can't 'go' properly and have taken lactulose for two days now- just makes me have bad wind! Sorry TMI!!

Any advice welcome x

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stophuggingme Sun 29-Dec-19 22:16:57

Glycerol suppositories
I used this when I had faecal impaction (blush) with my second and third child. The relief - nice I could shove them up there - was immense and fairly quick

MallonMary Sun 29-Dec-19 23:25:45

Thank you! I will try these. Have you ever had an enema? I'm tempted to try!

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StillMedusa Sun 29-Dec-19 23:59:35

You can get Microlax or Microlette enemas over the counter (boots or similar) they work well and are tiny.
However glycerine suppositories are great (I have a non functioning bowel so they are the only way I 'go') Also available in Boots OTC.
Moisten, shove in and lie on your left side with a hot drink... usually work in 20 mins.

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